Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 007: Skyfall (2012)

This week Movie Podcast Weekly spies the 23rd James Bond film in its sites and reviews “Skyfall,” starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem. Our special guest for this episode is competitive dirt bike and motorcycle racer (and a ravenous Bond film fan), DEREK LOWE. And as always, we also bring you some Mini Reviews and our Trailer Talk.

I. Intro
II. Mini Reviews
Andy: Hit & Run (2012), The Watch (2012)
Derek: Salt (2010), The A Team (2010)
Jason: Grizzly Rage (2007), Elevator (2011), The Distinguished Gentleman (1992), Carriers (2009)
Karl: Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Flight (2012)


Ratings and Recommendations for SKYFALL
Jason = 7 ( Theater / Buy It! )
Andy = 8 ( Theater / Buy It! )
Karl = 8 ( Theater / Buy It! )
Derek = 8 ( Theater / Buy It! )
IV. Trailer Talk:
The Last Stand
Django Unchained
Red Dawn
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Great Gatsby
V. Wrap-Up

NEXT WEEK’S MOVIES: Lincoln and Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 with special guests Dave “Dr. Shock” Becker and Natalie Pyles


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9 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 007: Skyfall (2012)

  1. One thing we TOTALLY forgot to discuss was the new reinvigorated implementation of Moneypenney! I thought it was interesting the relationship they established for them and the backstory they gave Moneypenney. I really liked it.

    And, not that it matters, but I liked that they weren’t afraid to go with some racial diversity on that choice. I thought she held her own as an actress very well.

    Yes, Karl, agreed on everything you said regarding Moneypenny, though I have a question about her:

    I have always been under the impression that the Bond series just continually builds upon itself, meaning, that Daniel Craig’s Bond has that memory of losing his wife, for example, and indeed, Daniel Craig as Bond and Sean Connery as Bond were the same character at different points on the same timeline.

    But much like J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek,” “Skyfall” seems to be a reboot or an alternate version or something outside of the movies we’ve already seen. For starters, Miss Moneypenny was always a Caucasian lady, and in this film, we see her back story and how she got her desk job.

    By the way, the more I think and talk about “Skyfall,” the more it recedes back into the unmemorable and unremarkable boneyard of previous Bond films (all except for the opening action sequence, of course).

    Controversial statement: All the raving for this film reminds me of the initial [undeserved] raves that “The Phantom Menace” received upon its opening. Put into context and looking at “Skyfall” the next morning in the harsh daylight, I don’t think everybody’s going to remain so enamored.

  3. FYI – with the release of the Bond boxed set on Blu Ray – it usually means that you can’t buy the films that have previously been unavailable, (Octopussy etc.) on an individual basis. Right now they are scheduled to become available individually on Feb. 13, 2013.
    However, Walmart has exclusive rights to sell them individually until that date. And right now it appears that each of the older Bond films are only $9.97 at Walmart. That’s an awesome price for blu ray.

  4. Andy’s back! I probably shouldn’t say this as a possible second-stringer, but nothing matches the magic of you original three CTS guys together. Can’t wait to listen to these next two eps on my long drive today. Keep it up, guys!

  5. Josh,
    Thanks for your compliment regarding we three stooges… (By the way, we have posted our final three episodes of the CTS Podcast: Star Trek 1-5, Star Trek 6-11 and The Godfather trilogy. )

    But you’re no second-stringer, Buddy. You’re a full-blown, legit host on Movie Podcast Weekly, as far as I’m concerned, so whenever you can work out your busy schedule and join us, we’d love to have you on the show. Anytime you want. Let us know what you think of the latest shows (and again, give us your thoughts).
    Thanks for commenting.

  6. Haven’t gotten to listen yet, but I thought I’d blow your minds. I’ve never seen a James Bond film, can you believe that?

  7. Hammer,
    It’s hard to believe that you’ve never seen a Bond film. Knowing that, this would be my advice. I’d watch the latest Daniel Craig trilogy first:

    “Casino Royale” (2006)
    “Quantum of Solace” (2008)
    “Skyfall” (2012)

    And then, I’d try the following sampling of Bond eras and Bond actors and be done with it:

    Sean Connery – “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971)
    [ Not necessary, but ] George Lazenby – “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969)
    Roger Moore – “Octopussy” (1983)
    Timothy Dalton – “The Living Daylights” (1987)
    Pierce Brosnan – “The World Is Not Enough” (1999)

  8. Nice review guys. I enjoyed this episode a lot. I think I’ve only seen 5 Bond films. None of Daniel Craig’s. “Diamonds Are Forever” is the only Connery film I’ve seen. Didn’t think much of it at the time. As a kid, I remember REALLY enjoying “The Living Daylights” and “A View to a Kill.” I’m quite interested in revisiting both. Then, I saw two Pierce Brosnan films in my early 20’s. “Goldeneye” which I thought was decent (probably due to being a big Famke Janssen fan) and “Tomorrow Never Dies” which I remember thinking was terrible (despite being a big Michelle Yeoh fan). I think I’ll revisit my faves, try “Octopussy” on Jason’s recommendation, then give “Casino Royale” a whirl (as it seems to be the best-loved of the Craig films) to see if I’m interested in spending time on “Quantum” or “Skyfall.”

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